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Emergency Extension - Westmoreland County Salvation Army Red Shield Campaign $140,000 Short of Goal


CARNEGIE, Pa., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Although the deadline was set for last Friday, the Westmoreland County Red Shield Campaign has been extended through the end of this week. The $175,000 goal is $140,000 short and the situation is critical. More than 22,000 needy Westmoreland county residents sought assistance from The Salvation Army in 2009 and it is anticipated that the 2010 numbers will continue to spike.

"In 2009, we were blessed with a very significant gift from an anonymous donor that helped to put us over the top," said Major Mark Mackneer, The Salvation Army's Westmoreland County Coordinator. "This year, we are relying on many more modest contributions to help us to reach goal. Just like our red kettles, every little bit helps and we desperately need it." To support The Westmoreland County Salvation Army Red Shield Campaign, donors may give by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to The Salvation Army Red Shield Campaign and sent to The Salvation Army of Westmoreland County, Red Shield Campaign, PO Box 945, Greensburg, PA 15601. Credit card contributions can be made by calling 724-216-8033. All donations will remain in Westmoreland County. For more information on the Red Shield Campaign, call 724-216-8033.

United Way Contributor Choice contributions may also be directed to the following areas via a special corresponding code number, including Salvation Army Worship and Service Centers in: Greensburg, #4719; Jeannette, #457; Latrobe, #443; New Kensington, #269; Monessen, #17; and Kiski Valley, #395. To donate to all Westmoreland Service Units, indicate #8213 on the United Way campaign form. To support the Connellsville Service Unit, write in #1949. SOURCE The Salvation Army Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: Pennsylvania SUBJECT CODE: NPT